I have known Christian for several years now, as we are both regular participants in the annual Liturgical Composers Forum in St. Louis each year. He presently is the director of music at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Kettering, Ohio. He previously served for 15 years as the music director at Saint Dominic Savio Catholic Church in the St. Louis metro area. His music is published by World Library Publications and GIA.
Christian is a versatile keyboardist (an amazing keyboardist – seriously!) and conductor. Well-versed in a wide range of liturgical music, including chant, fork, contemporary, gospel, and ethnic music, I have come to enjoy and delight in how he can move in many different liturgical music “rooms.” He serves on the Music Committee for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and he has been very generous in networking with other composers and colleagues. One of the ways he has been doing this important work has been his moderating the NPM Composers Facebook group.
In addition to being an excellent musician and an emerging composer – Christian is also a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer. He and his wife, Joan, have been married since 2007 and have two children, Leah and Jonathan.
Very soon after he began his ministry at St. Charles Borromeo, he invited me to come to the parish and present a concert together with the various members of his music ministry and offer a workshop/retreat. What I saw and experienced was a very grateful community who have been blest by his ministry and his talents. I am always moved when I see such talented artists balance their artistic gifts with a genuine love of God and the people whom they serve. Christian accomplishes this with integrity. His ministry reflects this. His compositions certainly reflect this. As he moves forward in his craft I am confident that more and more people will come to sing and pray with his music, and learn from his example. Christian’s Psalm settings and his very creative arrangements provide a promise of more good things to come. God bless you, Christian! And those of you reading this – check out his music – you will be glad you did! (DH: 3.12.18)
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Christian’s printed music collections and choral editions:
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By Christ Redeemed(WLP Publications)
Deo Gratias: Chant Settings for Piano (WLP Publications)
Father, Into Your Hands (Psalm 31 – WLP)
In the Holy Temple: Entrance Antiphons for Advent (GIA)
Let Your Servant Go in Peace (WLP)
Lord, Send Our Your Spirit (Psalm 104 – WLP)
My Soul Rejoices (WLP)
None But God (GIA, Adam M. L. Tice text)
Praise the Lord, My Soul (GIA)
Psalms for the Church – Advent and Christmas (WLP)
Psalms for the Church – Lent and Holy Week (WLP)
Psalms for the Church – Easter (WLP)
Psalms for the Church – Common Psalms (WLP)
Rise Again (WLP)
Sent Forth by God’s blessing: Concertato on The Ash Grove (WLP)
Taste and See (Psalm 34 – WLP)
The Angel of the Lord (Psalm 34 – WLP)
The Embrace of Christ (WLP)
The King Shall Come (WLP)
The Lord Has Revealed to the Nations (Psalm 98 – WLP)
To You O Lord, I Lift My Soul (Psalm 25 – WLP)
Trilingual Gloria (WLP)
You Are My Inheritance (Psalm 16 – WLP)
Your Ways O Lord, are Love and Truth (Psalm 25 – WLP)